Biostar Unveils Racing X570GT: An mATX Motherboard for AMD Ryzen 3000by Anton Shilov on August 5, 2019 11:00 AM EST
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- Ryzen 3000
The Micro-ATX form-factor seems to have walked into the crossfire between ATX and Mini-ITX in the recent years, and as a result, the mid-sized form factor isn't quite as prevalent as it once was. Nonetheless, since many inexpensive systems keep using mATX platforms, motherboard makers thankfully continue to support the form-factor. One of such manufacturers is Biostar, which has released its Racing X570GT Micro-ATX motherboard for AMD’s latest Ryzen 3000-series processors. This is the second mATX motherboard based on the AMD X570 chipset announced so far (as far as we are aware).
The Biostar Racing X570GT is a compact AMD X570 platform that supports AMD’s 2nd and 3rd Gen Ryzen processors and features a seven-phase digital VRM to ensure their stable operation. The motherboard carries four DDR4 memory slots for up to 128 GB of DRAM (up to DDR4-4000 speeds are supported, depending on CPU), one iron-reinforced PCIe 4.0 x16 slot for graphics cards, one M.2-2280 slot for SSDs with a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface, four SATA connectors (with RAID 0, 1, 10), and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots for add-on cards.
On the connectivity side of matters, the motherboard has a GbE port (controlled by Realtek’s RTL8111H chip and supporting Biostar’s protection against power surges), four USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A along with two USB 2.0 connectors (additional USB connectors are supported via internal headers), a PS2 port, two display outputs (D-Sub and HDMI), and 7.1-channel audio connectors (enabled by Realtek’s ALC887 codec with an isolated circuit design). In addition, the motherboard features an RGB 12V LED header and a Digital 5V LED header that are used to control RGB LED strips, fans, memory modules, and so on.
Biostar’s Racing X570GT Micro-ATX motherboard does not carry any extra controllers to enable features like Wi-Fi or additional SATA ports, which will make it cheaper when compared to beefy competitors. Keeping in mind that the platform still supports the key feature of the AMD X570 platform: PCIe 4.0, the motherboard is good enough for most gamers. Unfortunately, for some reason Biostar decided not to enable USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) ports, but stuck to USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) connectors, which will be a disadvantage for those using high-performance external storage devices supporting 10 Gbps speeds.
|Biostar AMD X570 Micro-ATX Motherboard|
AMD's 2nd and 3rd Gen Ryzen APUs and CPUs
|Graphics||Integrated (APUs only)
PCIe 4.0 x16 slot
|Display Outputs||1 × HDMI
1 × D-Sub
|Memory||4 × DDR4 DIMM
Up to 128 GB of DDR4 (up to DDR4-4000+ in OC mode)
with or without ECC, depending on CPU
|Slots for Add-In-Cards||1 × PCIe 4.0 x16
2 × PCIe 3.0 x1
|Ethernet||Realtek RTL8111H GbE controller|
|Storage||M.2||1 × M.2-2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|SATA||4 × SATA 6 Gbps|
|Audio||7.1-channel audio with analog outputs (ALC887)|
|USB||4 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
2 × USB 2.0 Type-A
additional ports supported by internal headers
|Other I/O||Internal headers for audio and USB|
|Bundled Software||Racing GT EVO Utility
|Form-Factor||Micro-ATX (243 mm × 235 mm)|
Biostar will start selling the Racing X570GT Micro-ATX motherboard for AMD’s Ryzen 3000-series processors in the near future. The company has not announced details about its pricing, but given its configuration, expect this to be an entry-level AMD X570-powered platform.
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jeremyshaw - Monday, August 5, 2019 - linkWhile it's another vendor, I can tell you with absolute certainty that is not the case with the Gigabyte H110N. Couldn't even run an i7 7700k at stock settings (no OC), and even with turbo disabled, it still throttled the VRMs.
Yeah, I get that it was a bottom of the barrel junk board, but I would expect at least stock clocks to work.
Mikewind Dale - Monday, August 5, 2019 - linkOperandi, a board you can't overclock on is garbage? Seriously?
Most people don't overclock - especially people who use their computers for work as well as play. Reliability is more important for most people than overclocking. Especially because most processors can turbo anyway.
jordanclock - Monday, August 5, 2019 - linkYeah, overclocking isn't the only reason to get an X570 board. There's PCIe 4, more SATA ports, and USB ports supported natively,
Operandi - Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - link"a board you can't overclock on is garbage? Seriously?"
As a general statement no but a board using a high-end chipset marketed at the enthusiast market (Racing... lame AF marketing at that) that is unable to support overclocking because of its anemic VRM (poser "7" phase) is.
I would be surprised if this board didn't hold back PBO of a 12 or 16 core Ryzen 3000 let alone manual overclocking.
Korguz - Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - linkand for the time being, its the only chipset for the 3000 series, maybe if their was a B570 type of chipset, this board would of used that instead ?
Operandi - Monday, August 5, 2019 - linkSo an X570 board you aren't supposed to overlcock on? Seriously board manufactures need to stop making garbage like this.
Also there is no way this a true 7 phase VRM. 7 phases isn't a true number you'd ever reach off of any controller. I'm guessing its a 4 phases with 3 phases on the CPU section with doubled components (so 3 phases pretending to be 6) along with a single phase for SOC.
MASSAMKULABOX - Saturday, August 10, 2019 - linkthere is virtually no headroom to oveclock ryzens anyway , even the x variant. This board tho, no wifi built-in? thats a much wanted capability and to NOT include it shows that this is indeed Lowest of the low. Along with alc887 , almost mono sound LOL.
evilspoons - Monday, August 5, 2019 - linkFrom the article:
"The Biostar Racing X570GT is a compact AMD X570 platform that supports AMD’s 2nd and 3rd Gen Ryzen processors and features a seven-phase digital VRM to ensure their stable operation."
PeachNCream - Monday, August 5, 2019 - linkAh the inevitable computer product model with the word "Racing" and the letters G, T, and X in it. If only the would replace that lovely little chipset fan with something that looks more like a steering wheel and then add more checkered flags, this would be perfect for all of those grade school aged children that make engine sounds with their mouths and shift gears as they drive their imaginary cars between other students in the hallway.
Duwelon - Monday, August 5, 2019 - linkAnd a racing themed health/fan monitoring app that runs like crap, is 99% gaudy colorful racing themed UI and exactly 3 points of useful data.